Texas scored a major recruiting win last week with the commitment of Duncanville athlete Ja’Quinden Jackson last week.
Not only was it a big boost and some much-needed momentum for the 2020 recruiting class, but Jackson’s skill set brings a ton of utility with it.
While he has gone on record some outlets stating he wants to play quarterback at the next level, Jackson has the athletic prowess to play all over the field, projecting everywhere from safety to linebacker to wide receiver. Just a quick look at his Hudl profile shows a 4.52 40 yard dash, a 315-pound bench press, 480-pound squat and 405-pound deadlift.
His versatility was clearly noticed by others, including an offer from Alabama.
In addition to his multiple talents, Jackson is simply a winner. Under center he helped lead Duncanville to within one play of a Class 6A state title this past season.
In the new era of the transfer portal it’s important programs to hedge their bets, particularly at the quarterback position, which is something the Longhorns are doing with both Jackson and Hudson Card capable of being the heir apparent at the position.